What Happened in 1876

Significant Events

  • Feb 14 A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
  • Feb 17 Sardines first canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine
  • Mar 7 Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
  • Mar 10 1st telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson
  • Jun 25 Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed
  • Oct 31 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed
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World Leaders in 1876

Famous People in 1876

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